well,it wasn't eneough last year,when the cops were searching my yard,looking for maurice clarett before they busted him with the carload of guns around the corner.now the trash is shooting up my street as i was sitting at the puter a couple nights ago,several shots interrupted the peaceful night,causing me to jump halfway out of my chair.seems the target of the punks was my neighbors directly across the street.but i have no clue whether it was just a random thing or the neighbors were intentionally targeted. it's not like i live in your stereotypical "hood",but rather a clean,normally quiet racially mixed(app. 50/50) dead end street with nice well kept duplexes(rent from 700+ to 800+).several of which are owner occupied.there's also a senior citizen apt. building across from me.the neighbors seem decent and try to keep the neighborhood nice and the worst problem we have is normally watching out for the kids playing in the street.i'm surrounded by nice condos on adjacent streets also.i like the neighborhood and though i speak to many neighbors,i don't socialize much,but most of the others don't either. i can't for the life of me,understand the mentality of these gang bangers,etc. keep the crap on your own turf.or better yet,wise up and quit the crap altogether.there's so much more to life than running around pimping,pushing drugs,shooting up decent neighborhoods and acting like the world owes you i got rid of all my guns several years ago,and my wife is(to put it mildly)not thrilled at the thought of having one in the house.but i think it's time to consider getting another one with things hitting this close to home.i really don't want to move,as i do like the neighborhood,but worrying about the safety of the kids,the older folks and my wife,it's hard not to think about it.